The Sun-Times is reporting that federal prosecutors say former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's sentence could range from 30 years to life. The former governor was found guilty on 18 counts of corruption charges. Blagojevich's attorney, Sheldon Sorosky, says the estimate goes too far, adding that his team is working on their own sentence recommendation.
“We are preparing a submission to Judge Zagel, which is far, far, far under those draconian and harsh and cruel numbers,” Sorosky told the Sun-Times. “We are making our own guideline calculation which is fair and based on facts and the evidence at trial.”
Judge James Zagel will have the final word on Blagojevich's sentence. The former governor's sentencing trial is set to begin on October 6.